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Episode 12: Kate Everett - Life as a contract musterer, Dolly's Dream, and making the world a kinder place

Central Station - Stories from Outback Australian Cattle Stations

Release Date: 10/26/2019

Episode 14: Dusty & Jodie Grant - yarns from living on remote cattle stations show art Episode 14: Dusty & Jodie Grant - yarns from living on remote cattle stations

Central Station - Stories from Outback Australian Cattle Stations

What happens when a city girl meets a bloke from the Northern Territory and follows him out to one of the most isolated areas in Australia with their newborn child? The past decade has been nothing short of adventure, fun and a whole lot of learning for Dusty and Jodie Grant and their family. In this episode we chat about their experiences working on remote cattle station, some of the characters they've come across, and why they wouldn't trade this life for any other. *Language warning*

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Episode 13: Dionne Walsh - the Paddock Power project show art Episode 13: Dionne Walsh - the Paddock Power project

Central Station - Stories from Outback Australian Cattle Stations

Many breeder paddocks in northern Australia are too big and under-watered to achieve optimum productivity. In the Barkly Tableland region, for example, average paddock area is 218 km² (21,800 hectares) and some are more than 1000 km². These large, poorly watered paddocks impact on reproduction and profitability: there’s over-and under-utilised feed (depending on distance from water), incomplete musters and limited opportunities to implement herd segregation, controlled mating or tactical pasture management. Dr Dionne Walsh is the Rangeland Program Manager for the Northern Territory...

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Episode 12: Kate Everett - Life as a contract musterer, Dolly's Dream, and making the world a kinder place show art Episode 12: Kate Everett - Life as a contract musterer, Dolly's Dream, and making the world a kinder place

Central Station - Stories from Outback Australian Cattle Stations

The Everett family are like many others in the Northern Territory - they live and breathe horses, cattle, and station life. However, their lives changed irrevocably in January 2018 when Dolly Everett, 14, took her own life after being the target of relentless bullying at boarding school. In this episode we sit down with Kate Everett to talk about life before losing Dolly, and the Everett family's newfound mission to make the world a kinder place. If listening to this episode has left you feeling overwhelmed or if you are in need of support, please know that there are services available to...

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Episode 11: Tom and Annabel Curtain - the Episode 11: Tom and Annabel Curtain - the "We're still here campaign", a #1 single, new album and tour

Central Station - Stories from Outback Australian Cattle Stations

You may remember Tom and Annabel Curtain from Episode ... Tom is a long-time horse trainer, Golden Guitar winning musician, and founder of Katherine Outback Experience. Annabel's dad picked Tom up while he was hitchhiking one day, and these days she calls the Northern Territory home, where she runs Katherine Outback Experience alongside her now-husband Tom. In this episode we catch up with Tom and Annabel to hear about what they've been up to since Episode 1 (hint: they've done a lot!). Pre-order Tom's new cd "We're still here"...

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Episode 10: Dr Jillian Kelly - CSI for cattle, drought smokos, and painting in the bush  show art Episode 10: Dr Jillian Kelly - CSI for cattle, drought smokos, and painting in the bush

Central Station - Stories from Outback Australian Cattle Stations

Dr Jillian Kelly is the District Vet in Coonamble, New South Wales. You know the show CSI - Crime Scene Investigation? Well, Jill is basically a detective for diseases in farm animals. She discovered the first case of Ichthyosis fetails, or Fish Scale Disease, in Australia! Jill is also the founder of the "Drought Smoko", and has hosted over 70 "smokos" to bring together farmers struggling with drought and share information on livestock management. In addition to being a badass investigative vet and support person for local graziers, Jill is also a talented watercolour artist! ...

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Episode 9: Mark Bettini - managing drought and Cyclone Veronica in the same week show art Episode 9: Mark Bettini - managing drought and Cyclone Veronica in the same week

Central Station - Stories from Outback Australian Cattle Stations

Mark Bettini is the co-owner and manager of Bettini Beef - a family business which manages 5 cattle stations across 1 million hectares in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. In this episode Mark shares his experience of going from managing drought conditions after a poor season in 2018, to managing for flood and the impact of Tropical Cyclone Veronica in March 2019. This is not an episode to be missed! You can follow Bettini Beef on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  **** For $5 off the Central Station 2020 calendar, use the code "PODCAST" at checkout -...

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Episode 8: Hayley Goad - overcoming discrimination in the ag industry  show art Episode 8: Hayley Goad - overcoming discrimination in the ag industry

Central Station - Stories from Outback Australian Cattle Stations

Hayley Goad is the Office Administrator for Bettini Beef - a family owned business which manages 1 million hectares in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Don't let her job title fool you though - she spends as much time out on the station as she does in the office! In this episode, we sit down to discuss Hayley's former life as one of the only female livestock agents in WA, and how she came to make a 1700km move from the south west up to the Pilbara. Hayley shares some invaluable advice about overcoming discrimination and set backs, and what she's learnt along her journey so far. You can...

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Episode 7: The story behind our Ariana Grande parody video show art Episode 7: The story behind our Ariana Grande parody video

Central Station - Stories from Outback Australian Cattle Stations

In July 2019 we released a parody video on our Facebook page of the Ariana Grande song "Breathin'" called "Breedin'". The song features pastoralists from cattle stations in the Pilbara and Kimberley regions of Western Australia dancing in their paddocks, cattle yards, and on trucks, while singing about early weaning, segregation, pregnancy testing and supplementation. So, what does this all mean and why did we make the video? Listen to this episode to find out!    

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Episode 6: Jane Sale - from the suburbs of Melbourne to building one of the largest pastoral companies in the Kimberley show art Episode 6: Jane Sale - from the suburbs of Melbourne to building one of the largest pastoral companies in the Kimberley

Central Station - Stories from Outback Australian Cattle Stations

Jane Sale is a station manager, business owner, wife, mother, and the brains behind the original concept for the Central Station website. From starting off with an undeveloped 850,000 acre block of land on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert with just 800 head of cattle, today Jane and her husband Haydn manage over 60,000 head of cattle on 8 cattle stations in the East Kimberley region.  In this episode, Steph Coombes sat down with Jane to find out how after spending the first 26 years of her life in the city of Melbourne, Jane came to be co-managing one of the largest pastoral companies...

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Episode 5: Boyd Holden - working overseas in the live export industry, and coming home to Australia  show art Episode 5: Boyd Holden - working overseas in the live export industry, and coming home to Australia

Central Station - Stories from Outback Australian Cattle Stations

Boyd Holden is a livestock handling and animal welfare consultant based on the Northern Rivers of NSW. His knowledge, skills and expertise in animal handling begins at the farm gate and extends all the way along the process to the point of slaughter. Boyd’s extensive experience includes the transport of livestock, saleyards, feedlots, quarantine depots, abattoirs and live export; ships and port loadings in Australia to South East Asia, the Middle East Region, and Russia. He trains and handles animals on foot, by horse, with dogs and helicopters. Boyd has worked with...

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The Everett family are like many others in the Northern Territory - they live and breathe horses, cattle, and station life. However, their lives changed irrevocably in January 2018 when Dolly Everett, 14, took her own life after being the target of relentless bullying at boarding school.

In this episode we sit down with Kate Everett to talk about life before losing Dolly, and the Everett family's newfound mission to make the world a kinder place.

If listening to this episode has left you feeling overwhelmed or if you are in need of support, please know that there are services available to help. For telephone 24/7 crisis or suicide prevention support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit www.lifeline.org.au/gethelp. In an emergency, call 000. Parents and carers, visit the new Dolly's Dream Parent Hub to learn more about how to keep your kids safe online: https://parenthub.dollysdream.org.au/

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